Dracula vampira [Luer]Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Dracula SECTION Dracula SUBSECTION Dracula SERIES Dracula Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Vampire-Like Dracula

Flower Size 3 1/5" [8 cm]

A medium sized, cool to cold growing, cloud forest epiphyte of western Ecuador at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters with clustered, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 close, truncate, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-obovate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that bloosm at most any time of the year has a basal, pendant to horizontal, 15 to 19" [37 to 57 cm] long, laxly successively single, several flowered inflorescence with obliquely tubular bracts and up to 6, showy, pendant flowers.

Synonyms Dracula ubanquia Luer & Andreeta 1980; *Masdevallia vampira Luer 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Thesaurus Dracularum Vol 2 Luer, Escobar and Dalstroem 1989 watercolor/drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 916 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; The Illustratred Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon, 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum X Systematics of Dracula Luer 1993 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 12 1995 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 2 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 10 1998 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 2 2000; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 70 No 9 2001 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 10 2002 drawing; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 5 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 2 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 5 2005; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroedeae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2009 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 72 No 4 2008 photo; Draculas Del Ecuador Pupulin, Merino and Medina 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide

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